Ohio’s Top 50 Athletes of the Decade: No. 24 Margo Geer

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No. 24. Margo Geer, Fairbanks, Swimming, 2006-2010

Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry is the fastest girls swimmer in Ohio history…


Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry is the fastest girls swimmer in Ohio history…
















24. Margo Geer, Fairbanks, Swimming, 2006-2010: Geer is the fastest women in Ohio history and nearly the fastest ever in the country. At last year’s district meet, Geer conquered the water with times of 22.40 in the 50 free and 48.99 in the 100 free. Both times are state records (regardless of division) and the fifth fastest times ever in U.S. history by a high school swimmer. Her state meet record times of 22.58 and 49.39 in the events turned in at last year’s state championship also make the Top 10 ever in the U.S. at seventh and 10th on their respective lists. Those marks also broke pool records that had stood for 32 and 25 years, respectively. Heading into the state finals this month, Geer will be looking to become the first swimmer in history – regardless of gender – to win two events at the state meet four times. She currently has three titles each in the 50 free and 100 free. Geer, who is headed to Arizona, is also one of the nation’s top swimmers in the 200 free and 100 backstroke.

COMPLETE COUNTDOWN

Honorable Mention

50. Daequan Cook, Dayton Dunbar, Basketball, 2002-2006

49. Maurice Hall, Columbus Brookhaven, Football, 1997-2001

48. Erick Howard, North Canton Hoover, Football, 2006-2010

47. Jared Sullinger, Columbus Northland, Basketball, 2006-2010

46. Marc Sylvester, Cleveland St. Ignatius, Track,  1997-2001

45. Collin Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2005-2009

44. Dustin Schlatter, Graham/Massillon Perry, Wrestling, 2001-2005

43. Cachet Murray, Girard, Track, 2002-2005

42. Jantel Lavender, Cleveland Central Catholic, Basketball, 2003-2007

41. Whitney Meyers, Cincinnati St. Ursula, Swimming, 1999-2003

40. Lance Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2002-2006

39. Harry Lester, Cuy. Valley Shristian Academy, Wrestling, 1997-2001

38. O.J. Mayo, North College Hill, Basketball, 2003-2006

37. Michelle Munoz, Mason, Girls Basketball, 1997-2001

36. Maurice Clarett, Warren Harding, Football, 1997-2001

35. Chris Ash, Akron Firestone, Swimming, 2001-2005

34. Bridget Franek, Mantua Crestwood, Track & Field, 2002-2006

33. Ryan Pore, Mansfield Madison Comprehensive, Soccer,
1998-2002

32. Jessica Simpson, North Canton Hoover, Softball, 2004-2008

31. Tony Jameson, Austintown-Fitch, Wrestling, 2005-2009

30. Blaine Maag, Columbus Grove, Football & Track & Field, 2001-2005

29. Jeff Jaggers, Bedford St. Peter Chanel, Wrestling, 2000-2004

28. Kristin Daugherty, Warsaw River View, Volleyball and Basketball, 2003-2007

27. Nate Davis, Bellaire, Football and Basketball, 2003-2007

26. Lauren Prochaska, Plain City
Jonathan Alder, Basketball, 2003-2007

25. Sarah Dorenkott, Gates Mills Hawken, Swimming, 2003-2006


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